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A Dab of Christmas Cheer

Our Winter days are mighty short, but oh-so-beautiful. I don't seem to remember having so many splendiferous sunsets so many days in a row as we've had here this winter. I've taken so many photos of the mountains surrounding our town, I'm surprised my little camera isn't plumb worn out. It seems every day they are spectacular in just a little different way than they were in previous days, and I'm compelled to try and capture that just a bit of a difference. I unfortunately don't have the knowledge it takes to be able make my camera capture the true and extreme beauty my eyes are lucky enough to experience.

This particular evening the sun was going down fast, and for just a few minutes the Crazies were set ablaze with a pink glow. I pulled over and jumped out of my car to try and get a quick pic, but between the wind practically blowing me off my feet, and the low light conditions, I couldn't catch but a fraction of how stunning it truly was. Too bad, because it was a sight to behold.

The wind was gusting so hard, I couldn't steady myself enough to get a non-blurry shot.

There have been several interesting storms blow through over the last several weeks. Even some fog, and frost freezes, which are pretty rare for this area.

 

Some pretty cloud formations –

 

Wonderful slanting afternoon light. It shone beautifully on the Yellowstone and it's visiting Canadian honkers this particular afternoon. But again, unfortunately, the photos are nowhere near how beautiful the scene is when actually standing there in person.

 

 

A handsome young buck, and shy doe, that have been keeping me company at work.

 

The cedar wax wings paid a visit to our house the other day. Their preference was cedar berries, rather than the dried crab apples that they usually gobble up.

And the Christmas lights are popping out all over town the last week or so. I really enjoy seeing these on Park St. in our town. They go to great efforts to wrap all these trees in lights.

 

 

 

I decorated a corner at work with cute thrift store finds. The scale house is so small I don't know where I'll store them after the holidays. Guess I'll find somewhere to tuck them.

Again this year I just have a dab of Christmas decorations out at my house because the multitude of containers from the cabin (that are here to keep from the mice from invading them) are usurping my entire holiday storage room. It makes me so cranky I can't get my decorations out, but it's not worth having a meltdown over. I'll just try to look at the bright side and think about how easy it will be to put the few things I have out away after Christmas.

Tomorrow starts the baking extravaganza, so soaking up some calm and relaxation tonight.

Merry Christmas m^..^m))

TTFN,

Teresa

 

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